Topps teases return of Stadium Club baseball cards

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Stadium Club will be returning.

Topps teased that fact on Thursday, showing a Members Only parallel of a Bryce Harper base card online.

Stadium Club, which was first released in two series back in 1991, hasn’t been seen in baseball since 2008 when it returned for a single season as a high-end hit-per-pack product for hobby shops and a more standard release at retail. At that time, it hadn’t been seen since 2003.

Traditionally, Stadium Club has been a brand known for showcasing photography with a full-bleed design and minimal other front features.

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Chris H
    Posted Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 08:53 PM | Permalink

    I think it’s awesome that Stadium Club is coming back! Always liked TSC and the unique inserts. I hope they also bring back the 1st Day Production insert! 2014 is starting to feel like my card childhood of the 90’s! Donruss and TSC are both back! Excited!

  2. Sal Rinauro
    Posted Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 09:10 PM | Permalink

    You win again Topps. You always do.

  3. David Blyn
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 07:53 AM | Permalink

    Hard to judge the product without more information. Stadium Club has always been a great-looking set with better photography (as you stated), but will this be considered a premium, or super premium brand? I’m not sure we need any more of those in this hobby. As stated, the 2008 product was a hit-per-pack hobby product that was relatively expensive. I think, as a hobby, we have enough of that type of product. I’d prefer Stadium Club to be more in-line with it’s original purpose, better quality than the flagship Topps but not insanely expensive.

  4. RonJ
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 10:24 AM | Permalink

    Stadium Club was always one of my favorites. I may have to start collecting again.

  5. Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

    Stadium Club used to be my favorite cards. Topps mismanaged the brand though and didn’t update it well as the hobby changed. Let’s hope they do it right and get back to the great photography and well thought out inserts to go with it.

  6. David Johnson
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    I am glad to see it come back. I hope it goes back to its roots and does a nice set without going super expensive. I also hope that Topps doesn’t make separate retail and hobby versions again, as I HATE when card companies do that. I’m fine with retail and hobby exclusive inserts, but when they change the base cards between hobby and retail then they really hurt the set collector who buys a hobby box and then a few random packs or blasters at retail only to find out that the 2 sets are different.

  7. Bob
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 02:09 PM | Permalink

    Seems cool, but i’m not a fan of full image cards. looks cheap and if i wanted full imagines i would buy photos.

  8. Mark
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 03:16 PM | Permalink

    I love the full bleed images. My only hope is that they either go all horizontal or all vertical. I am not a fan of the the mix that has taken over base Topps

  9. Tyler
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 06:42 PM | Permalink

    Is this just a subset or will it be a product? And when is an ETA on the product?

  10. Mike
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 08:17 PM | Permalink

    As long as this IS NOT an expensive pack and is $5 or less, COUNT ME IN!!!!

    THAT’S what the hobby needs, not another crazy $ pack!

  11. deeeez
    Posted Friday March 7th, 2014 at 08:20 PM | Permalink

    i wonder if tsc is going to replace another product or just added to a long list of topps products
    can we get gold label next ?

  12. chrisolds
    Posted Saturday March 8th, 2014 at 09:46 AM | Permalink

    When the product is formally announced, you will have all the details right here on

  13. Todd Nelkin
    Posted Saturday March 8th, 2014 at 08:32 PM | Permalink

    a long time ago, a young collector asked me why I collected cards- and he was shocked when I said the photos capture a time in your life- no set did that better then stadium club and leaf studio- I would love to have Stadium Club back-

  14. Joe
    Posted Monday March 10th, 2014 at 06:32 PM | Permalink

    As long as TSC IS NOT a high end product, you can count me in. All of these high end products has pushed a lot of collectors out of the hobby.

  15. Jason K
    Posted Tuesday March 11th, 2014 at 03:06 PM | Permalink

    I like TSC, and I hope it is reasonably priced. I don’t need a hit per pack to enjoy a release.

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